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  • Community Crunch 262: Classic PvP Cluster Merge and more!

    The entire development team is excited and anxious to share Genesis II with you.  Over the weekend, Jeremy Stieglitz (co-founder) shared some things he's been passionately working on for Genesis II, along with a teaser of ARK: The Animated Series.

    Eggcellent Adventure is still live on all platforms. Time is running out to reap some eggcellent rewards.  The event ends on April 14th!  Check out this post for more details on the event.


    Classic PvP Cluster Merge

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    On March 9th, Snail Games added a separate cluster from the existing Classic PvP servers which allowed newer players an opportunity to catch up to the progression that's been made in the current season before merging with the existing cluster. Now that the new Classic PvP recruits are up and running, the merge of Cluster A and Cluster B is not far behind.

    Classic PvP is meant to offer an alternative PvP playstyle, and because so, it will undergo changes and seasonal wipes as the mode matures and more feedback is considered. The idea of what Classic PvP looks like and how it plays will continue to evolve as the game mode matures. This season Aberration, Extinction, Genesis I, and Crystal Isles will be added to the list of maps when the merged cluster launches in the first week of May. As we get closer to the merge, we’ll keep you updated with information on the exact launch date and time.

    When the servers merge, the Classic PvP network will operate under the following rules

    • Experience gain, taming, gathering will be increased to 250% compared to our standard Official Servers (2.5x)
    • Breeding, hatching, and raising will be doubled to 200% compared to our standard Official Servers (2x)
    • Tribes are set to 25 players max
    • Tribe alliances are disabled, though informal alliances are allowed
    • Servers have a maximum player count of 100
    • These maps will be available: The Island, Scorched Earth, Ragnarok, Valguero, and The Center, Aberration, Extinction, Genesis I, and Crystal Isles
    • Tek dinos (Tek Parasaur, Tek Quetzal, Tek Rex, Tek Raptor, Tek Stego), Paracer, Tapejara, and the Titanosaur are not available for taming on Classic PvP
    • Scaling of weapon damage has been reduced
    • No TEK Engrams
    • No cave building
    • Cryopods enabled
    • Tamed Stegosaurus Resistance reduced by 35%
    • Tamed Quetzal Resistance reduced by 20%
    • Tamed Wyvern Resistance reduced by 20%
    • Tamed Wyvern Damage reduced by 20%
    • Reaper Queen added to the Valguero Aberration Zone
    • Titans will not be transferrable
       

    EVO Event

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


    XBOX Spring Sale

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    Spring into massive saving with ARK up to 80% off as part of the XBOX Spring Sale!

    ARK on XBOX

     


    Playstation Spring Sale

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    Spring into massive saving with ARK up to 80% off as part of the Playstation Spring Sale!

    ARK on Playstation

     


    Community Corner

    Clips/Videos

    🎥Creator: NeddyTheNoodle

    NeddyTheNoodle covers Helena Walker's Creature Notes across the various maps in this recent video.

    🎥Creator: Cantex

    Cantex is well-known for putting on epic ARK battles on Youtube.  If you haven't seen this fantasy showdown, it's definitely worth checking out!

    🎥Creator: Mgen

    Having trouble trapping Managarmr?  Check out this simple trap by Mgen

     

    Fan Art

    🎨 @kawarayane - Yuki Owl

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    🎨HallOfFlameSs#3779 / @HallOfFlameSs1

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    🎨soup - Raptor Drawing

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    🎨@sis_6193 - ARK x Apex

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    🎨lordkomodo - ARK Survival Evolved Concept

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    In-Game Screenshots

    📸Chogono

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    📸Chaotic#7548

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    📸MACI#0858

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    Misc.

    🔨Sandburr - Ice Wyvern WIP

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    See you next week survivors!
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    18 hours ago, Dinobros2000 said:

    this

    Chances are ARK2 has been in development longer that some people think. Also, launch doesn't mean it'll be a complete ready product. More likely than not, it will launch and develop the same way as Ark, meaning Early access for at least 2 yrs after launch before the base game is completed. In theory with a larger studio/budget&experience plus a better easy to use engine and direct Microsoft support, that ''early access'' time might be a lot shorter this time around 

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    5 hours ago, KingOfAshes said:

    Chances are ARK2 has been in development longer that some people think. Also, launch doesn't mean it'll be a complete ready product. More likely than not, it will launch and develop the same way as Ark, meaning Early access for at least 2 yrs after launch before the base game is completed. In theory with a larger studio/budget&experience plus a better easy to use engine and direct Microsoft support, that ''early access'' time might be a lot shorter this time around 

    I think they have been working on it since extinction at least

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    14 hours ago, invincibleqc said:

    The original is the cover of an old game called Turok: Evolution.

    Love the logo to prove ur  point

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    31 minutes ago, Steelheadomada said:

    Fix your game had multiple bloodstalkers starve because I logged off there were bloodpacks in the trough but a bug is preventing the bloodstalkers from eating when offline or out of render distance. The amount of time it takes to even manage to get bloodstalkers to breed is ridiculous not to mention raising them for hours only to have 5 starve while offline because your team sucks at fixing bugs and does not care when players lose dinos because you sell dinos on a market place for side cash. Hope you get railed by the IRS. 

    They don’t sell dinos tho... this is conspiracy Theory. Also. If there is dinos being sold on offical servers, this IS NOT Wildcard, it’s some dude making money by playing video games 24/7

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    i dont mind if genises part 2 is delayed. The longer it takes them the better the dlc. I plan on playing this game for years and I want something I can enjoy endlessly. Personaly if it going to be delayed (its wildcard of course it is) then I would at least like a teaser or teaser trailer, something to keep us interested. I dont think wildcard should drip feed us like they did with extinction but at least a few teasers would be enjoyable. Now I know this may be a stretch but I think they should fix PG arks, for the further survival of the game having a random generated map feature would be fantastic and keep things interesting. The feature has been broken for years and many people dont even realize its in the game. The ability to attach it to ark cluster servers would be very interesting as well. I just think its dumb they put all that effort into something that doesnt work. Now I also think console mods would be nice as well and help keep the game alive for a long time, giving the community the ability to create there own maps and content would make the game super interesting. Console players have recieved hind tit for too long IMO. I dont think this is too much to ask for, I think its essential steps in order to keep the game popular for years to come, real examples of this for games like skyrim and fallout 4, both of which are great games but are made infinatly playable with the possibilities the mods can present. They both have DLC sized mods same as ark.

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    On 4/12/2021 at 10:13 AM, KingOfAshes said:

    Chances are ARK2 has been in development longer that some people think. Also, launch doesn't mean it'll be a complete ready product. More likely than not, it will launch and develop the same way as Ark, meaning Early access for at least 2 yrs after launch before the base game is completed. In theory with a larger studio/budget&experience plus a better easy to use engine and direct Microsoft support, that ''early access'' time might be a lot shorter this time around 

    actually i suspect this have being working on it since aberation dlc, i remember before the launch the interview they were ask if they were working on ark 2 and they laugh but dint comment about it plus, i belive the game might come out on november since they never give a date for the early access just for the anime show, and since its a new game bet will be also a new engine and fresh coding (i hope) so there will be less problems but after so many years dealing whit this company i would't be surprise if they screw up again ( they better get good support staff for this one or poop will hit the fan really fast)

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    On 4/10/2021 at 10:44 PM, Dinobros2000 said:

    Also there was a small bit of gen 2 news.. read tweet thingy. Also hold ur horses, they wanna surprise us a bit then let them!

    You shouldn't have to look in 5 different places for news for 1 game , that's just stupidity on WC's part  (bad management of the game )

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    1 hour ago, FOX8619 said:

    actually i suspect this have being working on it since aberation dlc, i remember before the launch the interview they were ask if they were working on ark 2 and they laugh but dint comment about it plus, i belive the game might come out on november since they never give a date for the early access just for the anime show, and since its a new game bet will be also a new engine and fresh coding (i hope) so there will be less problems but after so many years dealing whit this company i would't be surprise if they screw up again ( they better get good support staff for this one or poop will hit the fan really fast)

    Bet they try the pay to play option. Which will flop , because their management and follow through on problems lack hughly. I'm begging that they go that route , it will end the game   lol

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    16 hours ago, Brawnydogs said:

    Me like wondering when mobile gets cryopods and other maps.

    Check mobile version of  page..

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    5 hours ago, kadenceflorence said:

    i dont mind if genises part 2 is delayed. The longer it takes them the better the dlc. I plan on playing this game for years and I want something I can enjoy endlessly. Personaly if it going to be delayed (its wildcard of course it is) then I would at least like a teaser or teaser trailer, something to keep us interested. I dont think wildcard should drip feed us like they did with extinction but at least a few teasers would be enjoyable. Now I know this may be a stretch but I think they should fix PG arks, for the further survival of the game having a random generated map feature would be fantastic and keep things interesting. The feature has been broken for years and many people dont even realize its in the game. The ability to attach it to ark cluster servers would be very interesting as well. I just think its dumb they put all that effort into something that doesnt work. Now I also think console mods would be nice as well and help keep the game alive for a long time, giving the community the ability to create there own maps and content would make the game super interesting. Console players have recieved hind tit for too long IMO. I dont think this is too much to ask for, I think its essential steps in order to keep the game popular for years to come, real examples of this for games like skyrim and fallout 4, both of which are great games but are made infinatly playable with the possibilities the mods can present. They both have DLC sized mods same as ark.

    I agree, mostly, except, console mods, Skyrim and fallout 4 did some diffrent weird thing to make mods available, something which Ark(1) can’t do. And if they did, it’s a lot of effort for Modders to make it compatible for console, then go through the approval prosses(likely through both the game devs and console people.) and if they decide not to spend hours upon hours of extra time making it work for a platform that is probably a small fraction of their player base. They then will get lots of hate and pressure from the community, making it kinda horrible for Modders, especially ones who don’t have lots of time.

    oh right, and that approval prosses? That’s not just for the first relese, that is for EVERY update, no matter how minor.

    2 hours ago, XxxGodzxxX said:

    You shouldn't have to look in 5 different places for news for 1 game , that's just stupidity on WC's part  (bad management of the game )

    But, they put the tween in the crunch because it was important. And plus, the 1 stop place for everything is Discord. And plus, stuff like minor teasers and word plays are ok if they are not on the main site. They are supposed to be difficult to find and interpret 

    Edited by Dinobros2000

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    16 hours ago, Brawnydogs said:

    Me like wondering when mobile gets cryopods and other maps.

    Mobile is not really offical ark. If u wanna play ark, get one of the big 3(PC, Xbox, PS4)

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    On 4/10/2021 at 6:00 AM, RidersOfNightmareDEJW said:

    september in 2022 or 2023 ?

    it going to line up with the launch of ark 2 of course!

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    Am I the only one that thinks Helena “atleast I think it’s Helena” on the thumbnail that her knees are her breasts? 

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