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  • Community Crunch 305: Lost Island Transfers, Map Updates, and More!

    Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch!  This week we've made some changes to the Community Corner.  In the coming week's we'll be turning up the heat with more information and exciting reveals of the upcoming creatures debuting with Fjordur!


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    • Lost Island Transfers
      On March 18th, we will be enabling full server transfers into Lost Island on our Official Servers across all platforms. Once enabled, players will be able to download items and creatures onto the map without restriction!
       
    • We'll be releasing a patch for PC on March 3rd that will include over 70 fixes across all maps. Map/level changes tend to be quite big and we're expecting this patch to be a significant download so consider this a heads up in advance!  We'll endeavor to give size estimations as we near closer to deployment.

     


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    There will be no EVO event this week.

     


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    We've made some small upgrades to the Community Corner!  

    We've seen our fair share of great art posted within the community and throughout the years, we've been honored to share that art using the Community Crunch as a platform. Going forward, we're applying a frame to the art we post in the crunch that includes the edition and date.  

    Additionally, we'll be uploading these to a public community album to show the years of support the community has provided in one easy place. Every image in the album will contain the artist's name and source. If you're creating content for ARK, we want you to know we respect your art and appreciate your contributions to the community! We've created a form for artists to use when they feel their art is misrepresented or posted without credit.  

    We're also adding a new section to the Community Corner - Community Stories! Recently, we held a competition in our Discord community for reaching 150K members. Members of the community shared their ARK stories for a chance at a prize. Considering we read so many heartfelt and funny stories, we made it a permanent section in the Discord and the Community Corner. So jump over to our Discord to share your own stories!

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    I downloaded Ark out of boredom, not knowing what I was downloading, I bought all the DLCs and the season pass for Gen. I named my character girl, because it was a test character, so I thought. I have been girl for 2 years now. When Crystal Isles came out I was a solo player. I met an awesome chick and her friend and we started hanging out and helping each other out. They were friends with the charge battery bandits whose tribe leader was Guardian. The server was very active and everyone would cut up with each other. We had a neighbor tribe who built a small town and it had an arena in it where he hosted tribe fights and gave out prizes. It was hilarious. Once servers opened everything calmed down and people started to disappear. My two friends weren't playing anymore. I started hanging out with Guardian. We started a new tribe on Extinction and acquired some awesome tribe mates and we became the Insiders. We became a family. Eventually our family to split up and everyone stopped playing for about 6 weeks. During those 6 weeks I played a lot of Apex Legends. Guardian would play with me. We decided, during our break from Ark, to meet up and go hiking. Then we went hiking again the next day, and the next. This trend continued for a while. He took me to the top of a mountain, up a scary back road to the most beautiful overlook and we watched the sun set. I was so happy, but I was also sad. I found the love of my life, but my Ark family was falling apart. We got back into Ark and made amends with our friends. We did eventually lose the one, but it was for the best. We found new members along the way and now have a thriving Ark family and RL family. It's been a roller coaster of emotions to get here but I wouldn't change it. I have moved to the top of the mountain with Guardian and I am starting a new position in the career of my dreams and have the best support team everyday as we build up on Lost Island waiting on whatever adventure Ark will throw me next. 

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    My best memories are from early legacy PVP, before transfers were open. I was in a tribe on a server that had a "frienemy" relationship with the other 2 large tribes on the server. One tribe had a member that used to come and troll me, just me, whenever I would leave base to do meat or metal runs and it was always hilarious. His favorite thing to do was tranq me off my tame, tea bag till his legs were tired then steal my pants. Then run off with them laughing hysterically in global chat. It got to the point where I stopped wearing pants lol. Then he started tranq'ing me to PUT PANTS BACK ON ME. Those were the days I miss lol. We became friends and are still friends to this day, some 5+ years later

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    Creator: Sypher Sam

    Take a look at Sypher Sam's latest build - a castle port on Lost Island!

    Creator: Cantex

    How long can a level 1000 Alpha Rex last?  Cantex tests the limits with this challenging deathrun!

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    Allosaurus Design by @Ares33909104

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    ARK: Survival Evolved Armored Basilisk Fan Concept by @Emily_Art

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    Can't wait till there's a community crunch where they're like 'Guess what xbox unofficial....we're bringing back bee hives...'

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    The only item of any importance in this whole crunch was the date for opening Lost Island transfers. No EVO event, nothing else of any importance

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    Disappointing there's no evo event, but apart from that what did you expect or want them to say?

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    "We're expecting this patch to be a significant download so consider this a heads up in advance!"

    A--..Are the others NOT considered large? I'm scared. 

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    1 minute ago, Frael said:

    Disappointing there's no evo event, but apart from that what did you expect or want them to say?

    well, something about Fenrir being a 4th confirmed creature, I don't think WC mentioned that here yet.

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    Ma arca 2 ?? QUANDO FARETE VEDERE QUALCOSA DI NUOVO SU ARK 2?? 

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    All I see is a huge fix that will probably create havoc and break the game even worse than it is now and I also see no evo event yet again I can honestly say it is a huge disappointment. I can honestly say that I believe the devs has stopped caring about ark and the people that play it 

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    I hope you guys have a good St Patrick holiday event planned with all these Evo events not happening. All PVE needs is an arena where people can fight dinos and bet safely. Loads of dinos grown for nothing needs a reason a duel arena would be that reason. As long as both parties agree on the type of duel or battle outside the open world it should be safe. No open world PvP with being transferred to a boss arena like area is perfect. I want to grow dodos for fights without being wiped

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    My suggestion to improve the community corner was actually added yay

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    I don't use Discord anymore so I won't be sharing any of mine for this, but I find the Stories idea sweet :) As the end of Ark The First inexorably approaches (slowly, VERY SLOOOWLY, but surely) for the release of Ark2 in 2043, I feel nostalgic about a lot of the stories, big and small, that have happened to me in the game, and I love to hear the stories of other players. For many of us with hundreds or thousands of hours (half of them spent on updating the game ;) ), Ark has been a big part of our lives, so there should be a lot of great stories to fill the Community Corners even when there's nothing to announce, like the past couple of weeks.

    ...Or for when I have to leave the PC on for 12hrs for the giant update you're promising. Could we have one hint about something coming in this update ? You need to tease us more about these things !

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    Aw, for a minute there I thought past fanarts were gonna be included XD That'd have been nice, although I understand 300+ CCs are no joke to add to a database.
    I'll be a nice thing to have for ARK2 too ! Especially if there are tags that allow us to browse them easily, which for now is not very important, but over time will be. At least to find art by creature ?

    (and I wouldn't be mad at a way to browse stories as they are added, too... That would be an incredible ebook or coffee table book to gift to a fellow survivor, also !)

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    Great, as if I didn't have enough nightmares with the regular Basilisks :P My only consolation is that at least you'd probably hear the metallic clangs from a distance. That looks bada** !
    All jokes aside it's my favorite Arkwork in a while.

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    Another week of console bugs going unacknowledged for months ...great. Be sure to Buy Ark 2 though right?   

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    Can't believe there's no evo event again... I'm getting tired of it.  2x weekends will help.  But noooooo it's ridiculous. Game still has bugs too and idk it's just stupid. 

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    I don't get why, every week, people moan about no Evo event. Shouldn't Evo events just be occasional special occurrences, not a weekly thing ? I mean, if you prefer slightly boosted rates, which is ok (each to their own), there are plenty of unofficial servers which cater for any rate requirement you want. If you prefer to play on official servers, you know the rates you are signing up for.

    This is just my opinion, don't troll me for it .. Peace

     

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    17 minutes ago, resincake said:

    I don't get why, every week, people moan about no Evo event. Shouldn't Evo events just be occasional special occurrences, not a weekly thing ? I mean, if you prefer slightly boosted rates, which is ok (each to their own), there are plenty of unofficial servers which cater for any rate requirement you want. If you prefer to play on official servers, you know the rates you are signing up for.

    This is just my opinion, don't troll me for it .. Peace

    Because it's human nature to complain or be disappointed about something when something is given to you then taken away.

    I can guarantee you now, that if the Devs increased base rates permanently by 2x (again), but didn't do EVOs at weekend, people would still complain at the weekends, even though every day is the equivalent of an EVO weekend. That's a fact, because it's happened twice before.

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    1 hour ago, GP said:

    people would still complain at the weekends, even though every day is the equivalent of an EVO weekend. That's a fact, because it's happened twice before.

    I doubt it would happen again, only if they would chose to exclude breeding from that or maybe after release of ARK2.

    Farming ressources on non Genesis Server or Abberation for Metal, is just a hastle. Even with Stryder it takes way too long to farm a good amount of ressources. Lets take Metal on Island as an example, you probably farm less in 60 minutes than someone on aberration in 10 Minutes.

    And tbh except farming dedis full of ressources and breeding some color combos - there isn't anything else to do anymore. All major Dino are at top stats, even some Gen2 Creatures. People have thousand or hundred thousand tek stored, because its faster to farm for tek structures than farming for stone.

     

    People chose to rather build and maintain a Gacha Tower for element than raising dino to do bosses - Because in the 4 days a rex takes to raise, you get more element through that gacha tower than doing 10 bosses after those rexes are ready.

     

    Almost all PvP Modes have higher rates 24/7 so why not atleast giving their majority of players higher rates on weekends? Performence isn't a reason, since Gen1 and Gen2 server are like sh*t even without events.

     

    So what reason is left? Stubborness - Yes. I remember when WC tried to give us an Evo Event with better crops, higher recipes and such things. They got such a hard poopstorm they changed it on day 1. They've been sulking since then and we've got less and less Evo Events, especially Evo Events with breeding. (Evo events on first year of corona not included)

     

    But as ced always says "You're getting heard!" - Yeah no...not regarding evo events or other things.

    Lets take RMT as an example, there's an "auction" site where you literally can shop dino and such líke things on amazon. WC should have enough influence and money to take down said site or atleast make them stop providing a plattform for ARK stuff.

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    Ok I can get behind the Ark stories myself.  I have quite a few like everyone else, but I don’t u discord so I probably won’t be sharing too many.  One that is a good one is how my old legacy tribe from server 68 escorted a Juvenile giga from the middle of the swamp to the far northeast corner of the island using 7 full grown gigas and 4 battle quetzs, that was fun! Lol.

    Now on to business, number 1:  We will probably not see to many evo events before eggcellent adventure event(Easter).  Personally I would like to see the rollbacks and crashing of servers for no apparent reason be resolved first before we get another evo event.  Gen 2 servers go from crashing and rollback once every hour-hour and a half, to rolling back every 30 minutes, if not more.  Evo events tax already unstable servers.  My question is, will console be getting that update?  I’m positive will but WHEN?  If it’s quite large for PC, I’m rather scared what it’ll look like for console, but most of all, I HOPE IT FIXES SOME SHHHTUUFFF!!!

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    My pc took long enough on the normal  download. I’m scared.

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    Ok Wildcard, it's time.....

    time for u to address the ps5 enhancement upgrade, is it coming or is it not? At this point we just wanna know, not knowing and having hopes up is just the worst. :(

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    10 hours ago, resincake said:

    I don't get why, every week, people moan about no Evo event. Shouldn't Evo events just be occasional special occurrences, not a weekly thing ? I mean, if you prefer slightly boosted rates, which is ok (each to their own), there are plenty of unofficial servers which cater for any rate requirement you want. If you prefer to play on official servers, you know the rates you are signing up for.

    This is just my opinion, don't troll me for it .. Peace

     

    That's what I've been saying for weeks now, but some people apparently take it as a weird point of pride to stay in official while simultaneously remaining blind to the fact that fussing about how they want an EVO every cc flies directly in the face of a core aspect of official. It's an event, enjoy it when it crops up if you can but don't act as if its mandatory. If you genuinely can't get by in official without evos then don't play official, simple as. Additionally people need to stop implying that the devs are somehow malicious or neglectful of the players just because rate boosts aren't a constant. At worst they're inept at fixing core issues with the game itself, something they need to work on. But constant derision in lieu of actual criticism runs the risk of turning the devs into the kind of people that these guys insist that they are.  I mean I'm not sure about anyone else, but I know that I atleast would struggle to love a fanbase I had if every time I tried to say something I got hit with a deluge of comments that can be boiled down to some iteration of "your product sucks and I think you dislike us because you didn't give us the free thing we don't need".

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    10 hours ago, CosmicSkeleton said:

    That's what I've been saying for weeks now, but some people apparently take it as a weird point of pride to stay in official while simultaneously remaining blind to the fact that fussing about how they want an EVO every cc flies directly in the face of a core aspect of official.

    There are loads of reasons why people insist on playing nothing but official, and I respect every single one of those reasons...... with the exception of one......

    That one being when people state they play Official because they want to the play the game the way the Devs intended. Now this reason on its own is fine, but then when the Devs don't intend on doing an EVO event they complain. Which rules out the original reason for playing on officials.

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    13 hours ago, GP said:

    There are loads of reasons why people insist on playing nothing but official, and I respect every single one of those reasons...... with the exception of one......

    That one being when people state they play Official because they want to the play the game the way the Devs intended. Now this reason on its own is fine, but then when the Devs don't intend on doing an EVO event they complain. Which rules out the original reason for playing on officials.

    By all means if someone genuinely enjoys the way official is then that's their right. But you're striking a really important  point here by bringing up the intention of the devs. The second that a player says they want to play it "as the devs intended" they forfeit the right to complain if the developer intends to withhold something nonessential to the running of the game. 

    Once you put control of all in game resource functions in the hands of the game developers then that's that.

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    Can I just make a comment, all the new maps and dinos are great. But could we get an upgrade/expansion on the homestead/s+ mod for vanilla/console, that would be lovely. Like glass dino doors, upside down sloped walls, furniture, half walls, stacking foundation, etc and maybe through in some stuff from the eco mod, maybe some plants and trees for plots, more decor type stuff

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    Hey when are we gonna get some news about the ps5 enhancement. I don’t normally try to rush anything but it was announced a year ago and their has been barely any talk from wildcard about it. I know a lot of people that would get this game or come back just because of this update. So please try to get some information about it out soon. 🙏 

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