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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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    19 hours ago, Magmasaur103 said:

    I don't play extinction, so I wouldn't know anyways due to not being an online player. more PvE person. don't wanna talk about why, me, dinobros2000, and someone else discussed it.

    if anything, I'm pretty sure PvE means player vs entity?

    The thing about PvE on extinction so far up till now was , PvE*  with the asterisk being that other players would use the corrupted to attack you, but you could do little to defend yourself.  Traditional defenses do lower damage to corrupted creatures.  You would need gigas to defend against corrupted gigas for the most part.  They were flying the corrupted to your base ontop of their skiffs..... They could drop them wherever they wanted on your base.  If your base was up high, they would take corrupted pteras and break out the foundations your defenses couldn't reach, or take out the cliff platforms your base was situated on.   They could teleport corrupted wilds from above your base and drop them into your area or on top of your tames and base, there would be 2 or 3 of them doign this.  WHile you were trying to decide how to proceed defending and saving your stuff, they were going right for the bags of your broken cryo fridges.

     

    You were faced w/ this quick moment of, how do i record video of this?  or do i focus on that or do i try and unpod some gigas to go after the wilds, but while doing that, you are watching 3 people hop off their snow owls and proceed to clear all the bags of your blueprints and pods.....

    it's a maddening process that WC has failed to address for years now.  Their solutions were all poop.  They could have simply copy pasted the meteor shower boundry to corrupted class dinos so they couldn't do damage inside the domes and city, adding a caveat to block off the sunken forest and they would have been done.   But nooooo, don't listen to the advice we gave them on this long ago.

    They just put a patch that we'll see how the map works going forwards, maybe I"m wrong and nothing annoying will come of it.  But this solution , to me, seems like it is a band aid that will have to be revisited after they get done w/ gen2.  My bet is this was easiest solution to avoid spending resources on the problem while they try to finish up gen2.

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    6 hours ago, GrumpyBear said:

    The thing about PvE on extinction so far up till now was , PvE*  with the asterisk being that other players would use the corrupted to attack you, but you could do little to defend yourself.  Traditional defenses do lower damage to corrupted creatures.  You would need gigas to defend against corrupted gigas for the most part.  They were flying the corrupted to your base ontop of their skiffs..... They could drop them wherever they wanted on your base.  If your base was up high, they would take corrupted pteras and break out the foundations your defenses couldn't reach, or take out the cliff platforms your base was situated on.   They could teleport corrupted wilds from above your base and drop them into your area or on top of your tames and base, there would be 2 or 3 of them doign this.  WHile you were trying to decide how to proceed defending and saving your stuff, they were going right for the bags of your broken cryo fridges.

     

    You were faced w/ this quick moment of, how do i record video of this?  or do i focus on that or do i try and unpod some gigas to go after the wilds, but while doing that, you are watching 3 people hop off their snow owls and proceed to clear all the bags of your blueprints and pods.....

    it's a maddening process that WC has failed to address for years now.  Their solutions were all poop.  They could have simply copy pasted the meteor shower boundry to corrupted class dinos so they couldn't do damage inside the domes and city, adding a caveat to block off the sunken forest and they would have been done.   But nooooo, don't listen to the advice we gave them on this long ago.

    They just put a patch that we'll see how the map works going forwards, maybe I"m wrong and nothing annoying will come of it.  But this solution , to me, seems like it is a band aid that will have to be revisited after they get done w/ gen2.  My bet is this was easiest solution to avoid spending resources on the problem while they try to finish up gen2.

    I'm starting to think I should be GLAD I don't play online 😂

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    12 hours ago, Dinobros2000 said:

    The donkey boy(actually I think it’s just donkey now, look up donkey Ark Dev Kit On YT) has a pretty good one, but there are other methods too, I’d try thoes, also watch Zen Rowe, and join the modding discord 

    don't ask why I reacted with the laughing reaction. just, don't.
    I have my reasons

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    11 hours ago, Magmasaur103 said:

    don't ask why I reacted with the laughing reaction. just, don't.
    I have my reasons

    I think I understand, also to clarify, PvE is Player vs. Environment 

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    1 minute ago, Dinobros2000 said:

    I think I understand, also to clarify, PvE is Player vs. Environment 

    thank you.

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    Five years in and your grand plan is updating the rules .....absolutely brilliant idea there guys I’m sure up dating the rule will stop the 1000,s of aim botters duper’s meshers Espers....etc I bet the shaking the in the duped boots!!!!!! Absolutely a joke your ignore the issue you have no idea how to fix worn even acknowledge them.....mean while half the games getting slapped to the head 

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    1 hour ago, LE4SoDeadly said:

    Five years in and your grand plan is updating the rules .....absolutely brilliant idea there guys I’m sure up dating the rule will stop the 1000,s of aim botters duper’s meshers Espers....etc I bet the shaking the in the duped boots!!!!!! Absolutely a joke your ignore the issue you have no idea how to fix worn even acknowledge them.....mean while half the games getting slapped to the head 

    I think if you're talking about the issues with bots and all, try to give WC some respect. you do realize this covid bullcrap isn't helping sh*t. slowing to almost closing businesses, and for some, just plainly getting covid is a worry. I don't see the fuss over this if it's just another version of the flew. anyways, back on track, just let WC work on genesis pt 2, and they'll try to fix the bugs AFTER, just so they don't have to be pounded with people like you posting negative comments like this.

    tbh, I'm slapping my forehead just looking at this post..

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    2 hours ago, LE4SoDeadly said:

    Five years in and your grand plan is updating the rules .....absolutely brilliant idea there guys I’m sure up dating the rule will stop the 1000,s of aim botters duper’s meshers Espers....etc I bet the shaking the in the duped boots!!!!!! Absolutely a joke your ignore the issue you have no idea how to fix worn even acknowledge them.....mean while half the games getting slapped to the head 

    I'm quoting this again to ask you: if you give horrible criticism to WC, why go in here anyways? all you do is spread your, let's put it this way, 'corruption'. the point of this place is to give ideas, or to help others with something. NOT to just be completely rude. if you're gonna be like this, might as well log off and leave. WC doesn't require such haters... only people with respect and kindness towards others... (I know, the last part was cringe, but still apart of the point.)

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    Hey! I am so happy that my art was featured here! I know it isn't the best, but it was my first digital artwork. I'm so happy to be a part of this community! That's so cool...

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    On 3/7/2021 at 5:11 PM, Dinobros2000 said:

    I think I understand, also to clarify, PvE is Player vs. Environment 

    In few survived tames (1 therizinosaur and few owl) i found 7 corrupted giga heard.

    I guess it was a lot of work for "Environment" to kite them into underground forest to my base.

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    On 3/8/2021 at 9:16 AM, ProfessorSpex said:

    Hey! I am so happy that my art was featured here! I know it isn't the best, but it was my first digital artwork. I'm so happy to be a part of this community! That's so cool...

    better than I could do. don't even try me, trust me on this.

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    11 hours ago, oneof said:

    In few survived tames (1 therizinosaur and few owl) i found 7 corrupted giga heard.

    I guess it was a lot of work for "Environment" to kite them into underground forest to my base.

    Why did you quote me? I literally just stated a meaning of an acronym. Not like I made any sort of statement.

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    On 3/7/2021 at 4:35 PM, MykTronic said:

    Please add desert gear bps to more maps

    Is this a really common request, or like 3 people posting this everywhere?

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    i kinda feel this is a 1000% need to know for ark2.   are you doing somthing or trying to fix the pillering issue/landgrab issue. 

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    On 3/10/2021 at 12:17 AM, Dinobros2000 said:

    Why did you quote me? I literally just stated a meaning of an acronym. Not like I made any sort of statement.

    You are right, nothing against your post, take it as a unlucky quote, sorry.

    Im just pissed on mode PVE is designed.

    Too much PVP elements in PVE Environment and all effort and fixes devs  make is just cause of PVP.

    Few PVP elements in PVE or changes cause of PVP:

    -Anyone can turn off/on your ("locked") structures like campfire, forge, generator..

    -Pilaring (mean also killing newcomers with cold and by starving them as they cant place campfire) you are too close to enemy foundation in PVE - mean not to friendly but enemy structure

    - making wild animals to attack your tames or structures, just to mention Extinction and stealing years of work in that way in PVE.

    - stealing from your storages/vaults/tek storages including hacking and finding other way to break structures

    -causing death and stealing avatar inventory 

    -infinite ways of scam ( including also possibility tribe members have)

    -constant PVE nerfing devs do because of  problems they have on PVP servers on tames abilities, on structures and other

    That is just few things our PVE vs Environment have.

    I believe that other gamers can add a lot more examples to it .

    Its basically PVP  but it require a lot more courage, patience, imagination and determination than on real PVP servers.

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    7 hours ago, jurassicjoey said:

    i kinda feel this is a 1000% need to know for ark2.   are you doing somthing or trying to fix the pillering issue/landgrab issue. 

    To what ru referring?

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    30 minutes ago, oneof said:

    You are right, nothing against your post, take it as a unlucky quote, sorry.

    Im just pissed on mode PVE is designed.

    Too much PVP elements in PVE Environment and all effort and fixes devs  make is just cause of PVP.

    Few PVP elements in PVE or changes cause of PVP:

    -Anyone can turn off/on your ("locked") structures like campfire, forge, generator..

    -Pilaring (mean also killing newcomers with cold and by starving them as they cant place campfire) you are too close to enemy foundation in PVE - mean not to friendly but enemy structure

    - making wild animals to attack your tames or structures, just to mention Extinction and stealing years of work in that way in PVE.

    - stealing from your storages/vaults/tek storages including hacking and finding other way to break structures

    -causing death and stealing avatar inventory 

    -infinite ways of scam ( including also possibility tribe members have)

    -constant PVE nerfing devs do because of  problems they have on PVP servers on tames abilities, on structures and other

    That is just few things our PVE vs Environment have.

    I believe that other gamers can add a lot more examples to it .

    Its basically PVP  but it require a lot more courage, patience, imagination and determination than on real PVP servers.

    Many of this is true. Also I notice much of these problems can be lessened/fixed by simply making it so other tribes can’t access your bags and boxes in PvE. People would stop finding ways to destroy structures and kite dinos because they don’t get rewards from it. Still people would do it just to grief or they found a way around the bag thing, and if so, just try and patch the exploiters anyway and the bag thing. Suddenly your list is lots shorter.

    -Anyone can turn off stuff(btw if it’s in a building ur fine)

    -pillaring

    -infinite ways of scam(cuz it’s a game ofc)

    -PvE nerfing

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    damn auzstyle#7907 that boat looks nice. Any instructions about it on youtube or something?

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    Sponsored mods, always reading about it I'd love to try it... But yes I'm on a Console 🙄😑 Please Add them to consoles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We've been waiting long enough!

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