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  • Community Crunch 260: Eggcellent Adventure 6 and More!

    Eggcellent Adventure 6

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    From Wednesday, March 31st through Wednesday, April 14th, be on the lookout for wild Bunny Dodo's and Bunny Oviraptor's to gather Bunny Eggs for some eggcellent loot. Place down Bunny Eggs to paint on them, or use them in a Crafting Pot to craft special holiday-themed cosmetics including a new bunny tail skin, a new tail wiggle emote, and 5 new chibi's!

    Event Details

    • This event can be manually activated with the server arg parameter: -ActiveEvent=Easter

    Dates

    • 3/31 - 4/14

    Creatures

    • Bunny Dodos
    • Bunny Oviraptors

    Rates

    • Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
    • Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
    • ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
    • Classic: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
    • Classic 2: 7x XP, 7x Harvesting, 7x Taming, and 6x Breeding, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus

    Skins

    • Bunny Tail *NEW*
    •  Procoptodon Bunny Costume
    •  Bunny Ears Skin
    • Dino Bunny Ears Skin
    • Easter Chick Hat Skin
    • Dino Easter Chick Hat Skin
    • Easter Egg Hat Skin
    • Dino Easter Egg Hat Skin
    • Marshmallow Hat Skin
    • Dino Marshmallow Hat Skin
    • E4 Remote Eggsplosives Skin
    • Easter Egghead Skin
    • Chocolate Rabbit Club Skin
    • Sweet Spear Carrot Skin

    Items

    • Bunny Egg
    • Festive Dino Candy

    Emotes

    • Tail Wiggle Emote *NEW*
    • Bunny Hop Dance Emote

    Chibi's

    • Easter Jerboa *NEW*
    • Easter Chick *NEW*
    • Thorny Dragon *NEW*
    • Achatina *NEW*
    • X-Sabertooth *NEW*

    Wild Event Creature Colors

    • Magenta
    • Light Green
    • Light Yellow
    • Light Orange
    • Light Red
    • Dino Light Brown
    • Dino Dark Brown
    • Yellow
    • Cyan
    • Green
    • Dino Medium Blue
    • Turquoise
    • LightPink
    • DeepPink
    • Peach
    • Mint
    • Teal
    • PowderBlue
    • Cream

     


    Small Tribes Rules Update

    A couple of weeks back, we announced that we would be honing the ruleset for Small Tribes servers along with implementing some teaming report requirements in order to make our Enforcement Team’s investigative process more efficient: 

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    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! 

    Community Crunch 257: LiveOps Update, New Sponsored Mods, and more!

    We consulted with our enforcement team and had some much-appreciated talks with a large number of players from the Small Tribes community in order to hone our approach to improving quality of life and enforcement on these servers. So, without further ado, let’s get to it!

    Rules Overview

    One of the most impactful changes will be considering tribes benefitting from another tribe’s defenses as teaming. We are giving 4 weeks notice (23rd April 2021) before the enforcement team will act on these specific rules in order to provide tribes time to relocate or otherwise adjust defenses.

    We’re also clarifying that open-world PvP is okay. The rules will get into the nitty-gritty, but essentially, if it’s out in the open and away from a base and doesn’t include a FOB or a bunch of dinos that can be considered raiding meta dinos eg: box build racers etc, it’s fair game to PvP freely and grab those kits. We want players to be able to have spontaneous fun in the open world without keeping tabs on who may randomly show up to join in. 

    Another impactful clarification is: Bases in different locations are open to being attacked by different tribes simultaneously. In essence, don’t build whatcha can't defend.

    Teaming ticket guidelines

    It’s impossible for the enforcement team to always join a server and investigate teaming reports live. Sometimes it happens and it’s great but we’d like to improve on the efficiency of investigations, especially retroactive enforcement action after the fact if the team is unable to check it out live and in the moment. 

    Unfortunately, the vast majority of teaming reports only include a screenshot of tribelogs and this is very rarely sufficient evidence for the enforcement team to take action. 

    We’ve put together a guide on what will assist you and the enforcement team in a more thorough investigation and swift enforcement action. Including a video greatly improves the quality of the investigation and  is encouraged: . 

    Video should include 

    • short overview of action going on 
      • Indicate the relative position of associated bases/FOBs 
      • Please show who owns them (use spyglass) 
      • If possible, try to show where the action is taking place (players/dinos)
    • spyglass of people names 
      • should show shortly before or after they teamed 
    • for longer videos 
      • include timestamps where stuff can be seen 
    • Tribe names and player names must be included in the videos
    • Videos should be submitted via a Youtube link (see help article) here

    Screenshots/videos of tribe logs is not sufficient evidence for action in the vast majority of cases.

    More Severe Enforcement Action: 

    Another change of note that works in harmony with more thorough submissions of evidence is the severity of enforcement action for certain cases. Enforcement will be looking at more frequently wiping “main” bases of offenders rather than focusing the FOB and player bans (those things will continue to happen too though!) Please be aware and take this as a heads up ;)

    The full updated rules can be found here
    Teaming ticket guide can be found here


    This round of changes may require further iteration but we consider some ongoing tweaking and potential growing pains worth it in order to provide a better experience for Smalls players in the long term. Looking forward to your feedback as we gauge how this plays out! 
     


     

    Fan Content Guidelines

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    ARK content creators are a large part of the core of the ARK community.  Whether you share screenshots you take in-game, create videos of your experiences, stream, or make fan art, you are the force helping to create connections and communities along with driving millions of views and viewing hours of ARK content across social media platforms and streaming sites.  Sometimes knowing what is fair to use and in what context it can be used may be a little confusing. 

    Recently, we’ve been approached in regards to what type of content you can create and share without concerns that you’re infringing on the IP. So, to make this simple we've created a page for ARK fans to help bridge the gap and understand what’s fair game. 

    Fan Content Guidelines

    We are grateful for your unending enthusiasm and engaging content contributions showcasing ARK over the last 5 years. Here’s to the years ahead surviving, and thriving, in game!

     


    EVO Event

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    There will be no EVO event this week or while Eggcellent Adventure is live.


    Community Corner

    Clips/Videos

    🎥Creator: Tiia

    Ever wanted to get into breeding but didn't know where to start?  You're just in luck!  Tiia takes you on a beginner-friendly tour.

    🎥Creator: Jukari

    Check out the main them for ARK: The Lost Stories, an upcoming episodic series in the form of 3 standalone stories.

    🎨Fan Art 🎨

    🎨 PikA - Ferox ARK :Survival Evolved

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    🎨 EmilyStepp- Catapult Karkinos Concept

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    🎨 DjayMasi- ARK Stories Preview

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    🎨 Rexyzilla- Chibi Megachelon

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    🎨 Slither06#0006- Snow Owl

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    📸In-Game Screenshots 📸

    📸 RoyaleWithCheese (@FunWithCheese)

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    📸 Fet's Luck (puppa w/ dat ice)#8539

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    📸 BackedbroomGaming#7846

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    📸 catw3b

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    See you next week!
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    47 minutes ago, Zite said:

    I have a JOB. I cant spend 10 hrs a day playing ARK, my only time is weekends or ***TIME I PLAN OFF IN IRL WORK SCHEDULE*** I feel like WC doesnt give a damn about these factors and it makes me want to just stop playing/let my base decay and move on.

     

    Ark PvP might not be for you.

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    2 hours ago, kaprosuchus93 said:

    Am I The Only One That's Worried About The Tail Wiggle Emote?

    A little bit but not as much as the bunny tail skin.  I'm worried  it will be a chest piece skin, instead of a pants skin.

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    1 hour ago, Zite said:

    I CARE that black is not an Easter color....Many of us spent a very long time breeding 'black' to get full 'black' only to be told during the Fear Evo that OUR black is not "ACTUAL BLACK" ......gets screwed and must re--breed everything to make sure we bow down to WC 'version' of a color I learned in kindergarten. 

    You do realize there are multiple shades of black right? It's not just a WC *version* of black, there are over a dozen of shades of black. Just because you learned about one shade of black in kindergarten doesn't mean that its the only color of black there is.

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    5 hours ago, Sausagedog85 said:

    Another rather unexciting event.

    collect items, craft items, lose items when event ends, all delivered with a heaped spoonful of server outages, crashes and lag.

     

    There should be server events, competitions, egg hunts, rare finds.. but nope..instead we get more chibi pests and untamable dinos.

    I remember the extinction chronicles where we had to find dirt piles to get bones to make bone skins. That was pretty cool. 

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    5 hours ago, spiritpaw said:

    This is all AWESOME! I am very grateful for the fan art guidelines! Been wishing for that.

    But what about art work or screenshots?

    I assumed screen shots are IP but art like paintings? I mean I don't know what the rules are in general in painting and I don't currently paint.... I draw...But I know others do. So if you paint/draw an argentavis rider and it's inspired by ARK it's WC ip? But if you draw one and don't claim ark as inspiration it's not? THAT is where I'm confused.

    Must be simple.

    if you want to draw an Argentavis you need to ask WC who gave them permission to use it or to consult some scientific bases to find out who first discovered its existence in far past in order to ask for permission.

    Same for  big spaceship in witch Gen 2 take place, there are several models of such ships with possible life and living inside published by various groups of scientists. As i don't believe that WC is going to reinvent hot water - there should be other authors of base model spaceship and life in it to ask for permission.

    Also maybe could be idea to ask some religious groups what they believe about who is author of life on Earth in order to ask for permission to use his intellectual propriety. But im afraid that you will have same problem as with WC -communication problem.

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    Been waiting..... great fuel for these events. Bring on the Easter colours. 

    Also want comment on new rules. I’ve been playing since I got the game, 4yrs. Never have I done anything against the rules. I’ve stayed away from that because of consequences and I love this game! I would need therapy if anything were to happen! I don’t agree with the fact that you would “dev wipe” a whole tribe for stupids ppls action of meshing. Not everyone is aware or players meshing and I kno ppl have been kicked from my tribe when it’s been found out. I didn’t work hard at the things I got for stupid pols actions and for u to think it’s right to take my stuff away. Recently you banned two ppl I play with. NEVER have they meshed. We think someone took their stuff and placed it there. Tickets have been submitted. 
    If ppl are meshing in my tribe then a “thorough” investigation should be done. Not just dev wipe everyone or ban innocent ppl. There’s one in EVERY tribe from what I read in dc.

    I’d rather pay for therapy then get another acct for a game and people I love. You guys are going about it wrong. Makes it look like your needing money by doing this so ppl will get alt accounts and have to buy the whole ark game again.  This game helps me with my depression. I’m 48yrs old. Big kid but, I would be in shambles if you dev wiped my tribe just for a couple idiots. 

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    Just now, ElmoTheFrog said:

    Good Job Wildcard you legit didn't do poop about the teaming because this is what everyone does now? Send 6 people to one base another 6 people the the other and 6 dropping outside tp's you get streamers doing this Live like JamieNid did on 26/03 making it 18v6 and all players belong to Who? just from different servers Whats the point off playing Smalls if you ain't gonna do poop about teaming?

     

    All that really was done is disallow closed abb zones?

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    12 hours ago, ccz2887 said:

    I saw this and started busting a gut! Lmao.  You are very correct sausage. The official xplay server I play on starts goin completely bug nuts when the server pop reaches 40-45 out of 70......The servers can’t handle that population on top of a major event....on top of people transferring in and out and having to relog to render bases.  The servers during events should be powered by The Rock......not Richard Simmons.

    You don’t have to relog to render bases after transferring. Ride the nearest dino/skiff and it will render everything within a few seconds. You could just leave a small rideable tame near your spawn beds specifically for this purpose.

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    I was looking forward to this upcoming Easter event but if the cryopod bug crashing games on PS4 isn’t fixed by then, what’s the point? Is there any information about a date for an update or will there even be an update to fix this issue?

     

    Edit: Issues patched already. 👍🏻

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    11 hours ago, Zite said:

    I CARE that black is not an Easter color....Many of us spent a very long time breeding 'black' to get full 'black' only to be told during the Fear Evo that OUR black is not "ACTUAL BLACK" ......gets screwed and must re--breed everything to make sure we bow down to WC 'version' of a color I learned in kindergarten. 

    Why do you care what Wildcard thinks of your black? If it looks black to you isn't that enough?

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    Why no purple and pink???  Should be all around pastels....

     

     

     

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    11 hours ago, IcySuzi said:

    Been waiting..... great fuel for these events. Bring on the Easter colours. 

    Also want comment on new rules. I’ve been playing since I got the game, 4yrs. Never have I done anything against the rules. I’ve stayed away from that because of consequences and I love this game! I would need therapy if anything were to happen! I don’t agree with the fact that you would “dev wipe” a whole tribe for stupids ppls action of meshing. Not everyone is aware or players meshing and I kno ppl have been kicked from my tribe when it’s been found out. I didn’t work hard at the things I got for stupid pols actions and for u to think it’s right to take my stuff away. Recently you banned two ppl I play with. NEVER have they meshed. We think someone took their stuff and placed it there. Tickets have been submitted. 
    If ppl are meshing in my tribe then a “thorough” investigation should be done. Not just dev wipe everyone or ban innocent ppl. There’s one in EVERY tribe from what I read in dc.

    I’d rather pay for therapy then get another acct for a game and people I love. You guys are going about it wrong. Makes it look like your needing money by doing this so ppl will get alt accounts and have to buy the whole ark game again.  This game helps me with my depression. I’m 48yrs old. Big kid but, I would be in shambles if you dev wiped my tribe just for a couple idiots. 

    Its your job to control who is in your tribe and to monitor their actions, wild card can't tell who has and hasn't meshed and they can't tell if the tribe knew they were meshing or not as people can lie about it. So the for sure way to make sure those who are meshing are banned, is to ban everyone in the tribe. In ark its 1 for all and all for 1 so better not allow shady people into your tribe and the MINUTE you find out someone is cheating then you either leave or kick them from the tribe. When you build in the mesh it shows the tribe name, and when wild card detects structures in the mesh, they ban the whole tribe. As for your friends, people can't take their stuff and put it in the mesh unless they are in the tribe with them, sorry but they should have been more careful about who they let in their tribe, or they are lying to you about them not meshing. It ruins the experience for actual players and personally I'm glad they ban the whole tribe so nobody gets off scotch free.

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    Bien, los que estamos en servers oficiales tenemos peores condiciones que los demás, bravo, que ilusión ver como los que llevamos más tiempo somos tratados peor.

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    On 3/26/2021 at 8:25 PM, kaprosuchus93 said:

    Am I The Only One That's Worried About The Tail Wiggle Emote?

    Its like fall guys all over again

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    plis bug cryo epic game 

    Cryos remains bugged at epic games

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    On 3/27/2021 at 12:09 AM, LSMCtv said:

    I remember the extinction chronicles where we had to find dirt piles to get bones to make bone skins. That was pretty cool. 

    Ummmm... not quite. Extinction chron was where TOWWs notes started appearing and so did Tek dino varients.. Dirt piles was Halloween,

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    “Oh no, the official servers will lag!”

    and? The serves suck. What’s anyone gonna do about that? Did you not expect Easter event and boosted rates and lag? Where is complaint here? And arnt they laggy, sucky, and crashy at all times? Like every 3 days I get discord pinged from the ark discord like 3 times, “taking server down to fix crash” “still investigating, hold your horses and don’t March on us!” “Hey we fixed it!”. 

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    On 3/27/2021 at 3:17 AM, IcySuzi said:

    Also want comment on new rules. I’ve been playing since I got the game, 4yrs. Never have I done anything against the rules. I’ve stayed away from that because of consequences and I love this game! I would need therapy if anything were to happen! I don’t agree with the fact that you would “dev wipe” a whole tribe for stupids ppls action of meshing. Not everyone is aware or players meshing and I kno ppl have been kicked from my tribe when it’s been found out. I didn’t work hard at the things I got for stupid pols actions and for u to think it’s right to take my stuff away. Recently you banned two ppl I play with. NEVER have they meshed. We think someone took their stuff and placed it there. Tickets have been submitted. 
    If ppl are meshing in my tribe then a “thorough” investigation should be done. Not just dev wipe everyone or ban innocent ppl. There’s one in EVERY tribe from what I read in dc.

    Maybe your problem is with official servers... unofficial usually are more properly moderated, and better performance, and have a select player base, so are likely to be less exploited, and! There wolnt be 10k peps on event day

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    the pillars in that last photo really brings out the real feeling of ark lol

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