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  • Community Crunch 312: Desmodus Reveal, Official ARK Wiki, and More!

    Greetings Survivors!

    Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch!  You only have a few more days to gather those Bunny Eggs and hop into an Eggcellent Adventure!  No eggscuses!  This week, the Fjordur hype train takes a stop to look at a monstrous creature that's very familiar to the community - Desmodus!

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    Announced as the third creature to land on Fjordur, Desmodus was the second winner of the Community Creature Vote!  The original creature submission garnered a lot of attention and the rest is ARK community history! Desmodus won (39,781 votes) vs. Carcharodontosaurus (24,419 votes) in the 9th and final round!

    As you might imagine, Desmodus prefers to hang out in dark places, waiting for its unsuspecting prey!  If you're lucky enough to tame one,  you can send Desmodus to snatch up small prey or saddle up and vanish into the darkness.

    Check out this post for more information on the new creatures that will arrive with Fjordur in June 2022!!

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    As an ARK survivor, it's likely you've been in a bind and inevitably found yourself looking for information on one of ARK’s various game systems. Since 2016, the ARK wiki has served as an invaluable resource for millions of players making their first steps onto The Island. Cataloging and detailing ARK’s content, from the base experience through the expansions, is no easy task. Internally, we’ve even used it as a resource 😉.

    The ARK wiki has had a happy home on Fandom and we’re grateful to have been partners as they supported the growth of the ARK wiki. We’re pleased to announce that we have a new home and partner, wiki.gg, for the Official ARK Wiki!  

    The ARK wiki is undergoing an evolution!

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    From this point forward, you can find the Official ARK Wiki at ark.wiki.gg!

    Our intent in moving the ARK wiki is to provide a more stable and streamlined experience for the ARK community to build its future wiki roots on. The team at Wiki.gg are not new to starting community wikis and have a long history of successful community-led projects in their portfolio. Our shared vision for the ARK wiki is one that prioritizes gamers and the browsing experience over profits.

    The Fandom ARK Wiki and the history of the contributors aren't going to disappear! The wiki team at Fandom has expressed interest in keeping the ARK wiki operational and functional as a second unofficial ARK wiki.


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    • The Browsing Experience: Nobody likes slow-loading web pages! The ark.wiki.gg layout allows for a more streamlined and less obtrusive browsing experience.
    • Creative Control: In the past, there has been no creative control over things that affect the overall presentation and user experience (ads, banners, UI, etc.).
    • Marketing (Ads): Ads displayed on the ARK wiki are from internal partners from the Wiki.gg network.

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    • The Wiki History: All the current content of the ARK wiki has been migrated to its new home.
    • Community Control: The ARK wiki community will still dictate how the content is managed, created, and edited.
    • The Rules: All content moderation rules remain the same and prior ARK wiki admins have transitioned to the new official wiki.

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    • Become an Editor: Help improve the wiki! Wiki’s are most successful when many community members contribute content and validate information.
    • Wiki’s are Worldwide: ARK players come from all around the world! We encourage non-English speakers to help make the ARK Wiki an even more valuable resource by contributing to the specific language wikis!
    • Share Your Feedback:  As always, we want to hear your thoughts on the Wiki transition. Anything you want to see the wiki add in the future?
    • Update Your Links: Remember to help those who forget the new Official ARK Wiki home.

    With this transition, The ARK wiki has evolved into a long-term platform for ARK information to thrive! The community team looks forward to hearing your thoughts on the ARK wiki transition!

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    There is an ongoing EVO Event included with Eggcellent Adventure.  You can find the rates below:

    *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
    • Classic: 6x XP, 6x Harvesting, 6x Taming, and 5x Breeding (imprint, maturation, hatch/gestation), 0.5x Mating Interval

     


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    I remember when I was playing with my friend in a server on mobile, since I don't have ARK on my PC. My friend had run off with a bunch of random tames to find a base location for us, while I was just building at the shore of spawn. I only had a parasaur and two dilos tamed, and my friend had a parasaur, dilo, baryonyx, and had recently got a free rex egg from someone. So what happened was I had recently finished building a thatch base because I didn't have enough engrams for wood or stone, neither did my friend, and I was AFK for some time in my small thatch base. When I was got back, I was about to leave my temporary base, but once I opened the door, I had seen a therizinosaurus right outside my base. I then closed the door, not wanting it to aggro me, and went to the back of my base. I was talking with my friend, who was working on their base somewhere, and then I eventually turned around to see part of my base destroyed by the therizinosaurus. I had no idea that dinosaur had seen me, yet I stayed in the back of my base and started shooting it with my bow. I somehow killed it about 5 minutes later, and I'm still impressed that I had done that since I was about level 17, I think. But that was also when I decided that I would head out to my friends base that they were working on, so I hopped onto my parasaur and started my journey. When I got somewhat closer to my friends base, I had spotted another therizinosaurus. Not only did it see me, but it also killed my parasaur and both of my dilos. It was a sad day, but I had eventually tamed a raptor, which made me a bit happier. It wasn't a high level, but I mainly used it for traveling faster. One I had tamed it and put a saddle on it, I continued my journey to my friends base. Shortly after, I came across a spino, and thankfully it didn't see me when I ran past it. Soon after that, a therizinosaurus came out of nowhere and killed my raptor. I ran for my life, and shortly left the server since I was completely lost.

     

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    Check out this amazing and unique build by The Pilgrimz project!  Enhance your raft build with this tour and build guide!

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    ARKADIA 2 has begun and our Spanish and Portuguese-speaking audience has already begun creating amazing memories.  Check out Nexxuz latest video if you're looking to learn more.  (Tip: You can use auto-translate subtitles on YouTube if you don't speak Spanish).  Content may be NSFW

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    Quick ARK Raptor Painting by @ItsCryptillian

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    Stole the Dragon Egg by @TZULIN_

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    Progress on Shadowmane by Nachara#7563

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    4 hours ago, CosmicSkeleton said:

    Call me paranoid but it just feels like something was thrown out to prevent people from wondering why it was kind of left to dry till the map reveal while andrewsarchus received a spotlight despite being less hyped.

    Paranoid? Look back at the last two Crunches. The first was the Andrewsarchus Reveal (which pretty much provided a new artwork of it, then the second was the Andrewsarchus Creature Spotlight.

    Now the next Crunch is the Desmodus Reveal, and likely next week will be the Desmodus Creature Spotlight.

    The two weeks following that are likely to be the same for FjordHawk.

    Not sure where the paranoia is coming from because Desmodus is clearly following the same theme as Andrewsarchus at this point.

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    Mammal breeding table should behave like the incubation table now - or at least when the cache reloads.

    8 hours ago, invincibleqc said:

    Why not re-use the navigation column and move them there on medium sized devices?

    I'll have to check in with the platform team whether we can reposition that ad rail, as I'm not exactly sure if it's allowed.

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    6 hours ago, CosmicSkeleton said:

    Provided that players can still provide some input rather than leaving it a closed system that only the team put together can have a say in the act of making things a bit more "in house" might help the community feel a bit less insulated from the devs.

    That's answered in the Crunch (below), but yep, the wiki is still open to edits and we welcome all new editors, and will always stay this way. The only difference is the new account requirement - but these can be created without an email address now.

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    • Become an Editor: Help improve the wiki! Wiki’s are most successful when many community members contribute content and validate information.

     

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    1 hour ago, alex4401 said:

    Mammal breeding table should behave like the incubation table now - or at least when the cache reloads.

    Looks good. Some more on dinos pages (e.g. Griffin) :

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    1 hour ago, alex4401 said:

    I'll have to check in with the platform team whether we can reposition that ad rail, as I'm not exactly sure if it's allowed.

    I guess it is not so much the right column than it is the left one. For context, here is an example of a page where the content feels squeezed on these devices:

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    Perhaps a better idea could be to make the navigation column respond at 1040px (at the same time of the header logo) instead of 720px. This would unclutter the content for guests on such devices, as well as fixing the overflowing banners and leave the right column as is. I don't think this would be an issue, since this is actually what other wikis are doing. For example, Terraria that does it at 1024px:

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    22 minutes ago, invincibleqc said:

    For example, Terraria that does it at 1024px:

    It's planned, at the moment I'm just looking at immediate fixes/workarounds. Terraria reworked a gigantic part of the layout, which we only do for mobile-sized screens currently. Reworking tablet/desktop layout is going to take a while longer unfortunately. I've tried it before the launch, but it broke too much.

    I gotta take a break now, but gonna get your first two screenshots sorted out once I'm back. Sidebar changes are blocked for now by the layout issue.

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    7 hours ago, GP said:

    Paranoid? Look back at the last two Crunches. The first was the Andrewsarchus Reveal (which pretty much provided a new artwork of it, then the second was the Andrewsarchus Creature Spotlight.

    Now the next Crunch is the Desmodus Reveal, and likely next week will be the Desmodus Creature Spotlight.

    The two weeks following that are likely to be the same for FjordHawk.

    Not sure where the paranoia is coming from because Desmodus is clearly following the same theme as Andrewsarchus at this point.

    Eh, my memory ain't the best so unless I'm actively going back to reread the ccs many of the details in them are pretty much forgotten within a day or two unless I receive notifications. Years of rum binges have really done a number on the gray matter. The only reason things like desmodus managed to remain in my mind is because I was an active participant in the vote. I just feel like these sorts of things could be done better. Rather than retread old ground in some attempt to dredge up hype better to just say "Hey, here's new art, here's a link to a previous thread detailing what the thing is". Elsewise it just feels like fluff.

    Then again maybe I'm just a touch biased in this instance since I believe the creature that players had an active stake in getting into the game should be prioritized in the having its in game model revealed department.

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    17 hours ago, TheTwistedKeeper said:

    I'm using Norton.

    We submitted a dispute yesterday, and as far as I can see the site's been reviewed and is marked as safe now in their SafeWeb system. I'm not sure how long it'll take for the antivirus to catch up. Thanks!

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    Does anyone know any official devs the whole submit a ticket thing is stupid it doesn’t even work and there aren’t even that many ark players

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    21 hours ago, TheTwistedKeeper said:

    I'm using Norton. I figure it's showing that way because it's *new* but, I still don't like taking chances so I'll be waiting for now.

    Doesn't Norton freak out over everything though?

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    47 minutes ago, GeneralTalon said:

    Doesn't Norton freak out over everything though?

    It depends, pages with adds always tend to have problems as it scans everything on the page, if even one thing is off It'll flag it. Most times it's actually pretty chill.

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    4 hours ago, alex4401 said:

    We submitted a dispute yesterday, and as far as I can see the site's been reviewed and is marked as safe now in their SafeWeb system. I'm not sure how long it'll take for the antivirus to catch up. Thanks!

    It's been updated, thank you I shall be using it now :) .

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    2 hours ago, JakeInGame said:

    and there aren’t even that many ark players

    Unless you have the analytics of ark for steam, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and epic games that statement has absolutely nothing backing it to make it factual.

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    5 hours ago, CosmicSkeleton said:

    Unless you have the analytics of ark for steam, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and epic games that statement has absolutely nothing backing it to make it factual.

    The community forums and Facebook pages show that with the activity that’s on them and the posts that’s evidence enough you must be mental 

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    3 hours ago, JakeInGame said:

    The community forums and Facebook pages show that with the activity that’s on them and the posts that’s evidence enough you must be mental 

    I'd be genuinely surprised to find out that you can eat soup without floaties on if you actually believe that a niche forum or social media outlet is an indicator of player count. 

    Edited by CosmicSkeleton

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    6 hours ago, JakeInGame said:

    The community forums and Facebook pages show that with the activity that’s on them and the posts that’s evidence enough you must be mental 

    https://steamcharts.com/top

     

    37,000 current players is not a small number, and this is just steam charts. If we could pull current players from consoles I'm sure they would at least be within the same range.

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    On 4/24/2022 at 11:47 AM, invincibleqc said:

    For example, Terraria that does it at 1024px:

    Reworked more flexible core layout is live on wiki - I'll be experimenting with lower widths soon.

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