Community Crunch 276: Creature Submission Voting, Enforcement Update, and More!
The Summer Bash event is winding down! Be sure to capitalize on all the fun in the sun before the event ends on July 21st!
You have until July 23rd to get all of your ideas in! After July 23rd, we'll round up the most liked 10 creatures and set up a poll for voting on the forums. Click here to check out the guidelines and learn how to participate!
If you're looking for an opportunity to cash out on ARK Summer Bash loot, look no further. Next week we'll be drawing winners for our giveaway tweet! Reply on the tweet with your favorite Summer Bash picture or video for a chance to win. Keep your eyes peeled on Twitter and Discord for more opportunities for some sweet Summer Bash loot.
With our Genesis II map going live only recently, along with bug fixes and balance passes, we are also heavily iterating on level design as players help us find locations that were unintended as build zones that may give players building in them an unfair advantage. We have recently fixed many of these locations (including some on other maps) and more will be addressed in future updates. When building, please refer to the CoC. A good general rule of thumb is: If you need to use a pelagornis, a zipline etc to enter a location, if you can see odd textures -- basically through the mesh, you shouldn't build there and the location should be reported so we can get it fixed. Ditto for building on world barriers as outlined in the CoC. If in doubt, please submit a ticket to enforcement for clarification on a specific spot if you feel it's borderline and you aren't sure.
In the past, we would announce when servers were coming down for enforcement investigation in relation to potential tribe wipes. This was primarily intended as advance notice of servers being temporarily offline but we realize that some of the community found value in seeing our enforcement team take action on entire tribes for severe cases of breaking the Code of Conduct. Due to some technical improvements, we no longer need to take servers down so that enforcement can wipe tribes but we understand that this type of transparency is desirable to the community so we will be sharing a spreadsheet of enforcement action resulting in tribe wipes that will be updated at regular intervals.
If you are interested in seeing which naughty tribes were bopped by enforcement, you may want to bookmark this
An ARK: EVOLUTION EVENT is active on all platforms until 7/21 as part of the Summer Bash event!
Note that these bonuses are multiplicative of the game's standard 1x rates.
- Official Servers: 3x XP, Harvesting, Taming, and Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
- Small Tribe Servers: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
- ARKPocalypse: 5x XP, 5x Harvesting, 5x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
- Conquest: 4.5x XP, 4.5x Harvesting, 4.5x Taming, and 4x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval, 1.5x Hexagon Bonus
ARK Tested really tests the limits of tiny-house living in this example of building with a compact footprint in mind.
You think you know everything about the TEK suit, but do you?
vaalbaracreeps - Yutyrannus
@Snudoo1 - Summer Bash Parasaur
@WolfTek7- @WanchanPlay Survivor
@Ares33909104 - Dilo (Discord)
MayaPatch#8071 - X-Mosasaur (Discord)
See you next week!