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    Day One! Launch & More!

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    Today, ARK: Survival Evolved has made its transition from an Early Access title to a full Digital and Retail release. As a studio, we are incredibly excited about reaching this milestone. It has been a challenging and emotional experience for everyone a part of the ARK world; we're overjoyed about finally being able to hold the complete ARK disc, and want to thank each one of you for joining us on this journey.

    ARK started out as a very ambitious project, in terms of scope of content, features, and the story. It was no secret that we were in for an adventure with what we were hoping to achieve alongside the community. It started out as a basic open-world survival game, with one ARK, one boss, about 30 creatures, and approximately a bazillion bugs give or take. It was hard to say where the game would lead us, regarding its story, and its development. Those of you who were with us for the Early Access launch had many questions about how the world came to be, why you were here, and where we were going. Today, you can begin to discover the answer to those questions.

    Over the past 26 months, the game has undergone massive improvements thanks to feedback from the community. We now launch with four ARKs - including the Norse & Scottish Highland-Inspired "Ragnarok" -, five bosses, over one hundred creatures to tame and encounter, the inclusion of the Primitive+ alternate game mode & Procedural ARKs, hundreds of mods, total User Interface overhauls, general performance enhancements, bug fixes, quality of life improvements, countless additional gameplay plus story elements, and... a toilet.

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    With the “1.0” release version, you can experience the full story of ARK: Survival Evolved! Can you make it to the heart of the ARK and discover the shocking secret that lies buried within? While it may seem strange for a survival game to have a “single player” mode with an “ending”, we’re happy that surviving the ARK provides a measure of closure should you seek it, while also pointing the way to what comes next.

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    Rest assured this complete version of the game will still be receiving regular updates, and this is not the end of the ARK saga, but only the beginning of the next phase, for great adventures and awe-inspiring new experiences are just around the corner…

    It won't be long before we add two new members to our ever growing family of critters (with the Otter joining us today on PC, with the Phoenix and additional Tek Gear coming later this week!), as well as items, additional gameplay elements and more. ARK has only just scratched the surface, and there is a long future ahead, survivors everywhere will get to experience something out of this world.

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    Early Access hasn't been an easy or straightforward process; there is no established guidebook or instructions on how to take a game from early access, and into the full digital and physical retail release. You could say that we now understand why so few have done it. ;)

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    Having the community by our side, through thick and thin has been a key component to achieving this milestone. Sometimes we've made mistakes, and have had different opinions, but we truly appreciate each and every one of you. Your feedback, ideas, support, and passion through our Early Access journey have been vital to the development of the game and will continue to be invaluable to us. The community has undoubtedly influenced ARK for the better and contributed to its success and the landmark of reaching full digital and retail release.

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    We encourage everyone who has ever wanted to ride a T-Rex, soar across the skies on the back of a Pteranodon, fish from their boat as the evening sun fades over the horizon, or explore the deepest caverns to encounter terrifying extinct predators, to join us in the living, dynamic world that is ARK: Survival Evolved. Whether online or off, solo or in a large tribe, we think that everyone will find something special to discover on the ARK and make it their home.

    Stay tuned for updates on the relaunch of our Official Server Network on our social media channels (@survivetheark), and watch this space over the course of this week for lots more exciting ARK news, hint hint!

    See you there! :Jerblove:

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    6 minutes ago, MurderInc said:

    What's the holdup for the servers on Xbox?

    Everyone is probably trying to get on right now so it can't handle everyone at once.

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    love seeing having the community through thick and thin but they arent backing the community when ever you guys mess something up and we give feedback. Like this last minute implementation of the transfer timer. I couldn't finish transfering my items from SE to a new server since i work during the week and dont have the time my days off on yesterday and today and with that New Cheat mod made it all impossible to transfer items.

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    Just now, XxCOUNTRYxX said:

    Yet another let down...

    No servers are available for XBOX users as of 10:00 EST as promised by wildcard.....

    Not likely WC's fault. The more likely culprit is that the servers can't take the load from tons of people trying to get on.

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    I like how people always say that they said it will be up and running at 10 am, yet they actually stated "Approximately 10am" 

    Don't worry, they will be up and running soon.

     

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    Just now, Snapshot said:

    Not likely WC's fault. The more likely culprit is that the servers can't take the load from tons of people trying to get on.

    you need to STOP with the fanboy brainwashing... no servers are up. none. it isnt that they are full... they havent launched yet. it is not that they cannot take the load.... they ARENT UP

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    3 minutes ago, Snapshot said:

    Not likely WC's fault. The more likely culprit is that the servers can't take the load from tons of people trying to get on.

    Gotcha didn't think about that

     

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    5 minutes ago, PoliScikosis said:

    you need to STOP with the fanboy brainwashing... no servers are up. none. it isnt that they are full... they havent launched yet. it is not that they cannot take the load.... they ARENT UP

    Not being a fanboy. I'm doing this from an IT point of view you do realize that servers being launched are also trying to be accessed by hundreds of players? They aren't going to just launch and take everyone's access requests. And when someone says they'll be ready at x time maybe think to give them some leeway? 

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    3 minutes ago, Lanboy said:

    I like how people always say that they said it will be up and running at 10 am, yet they actually stated "Approximately 10am" 

    Don't worry, they will be up and running soon.

     

    It says in game approx 9 am est buddy

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    So how many alpha tribes are making the move on xbox this morning? Gonna be kinda pointless for this poor solo player to move if all the alphas are too, ya know...

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    2 minutes ago, PoliScikosis said:

    you need to STOP with the fanboy brainwashing... no servers are up. none. it isnt that they are full... they havent launched yet. it is not that they cannot take the load.... they ARENT UP

    Tell him poly. Beach scrubs 

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    2 minutes ago, Snapshot said:

    Not being a fanboy. I'm doing this from an IT point you do realize that servers being launched are also trying to be accessed by hundreds of players? They aren't going to just launch and take everyone's access requests. And when someone says they'll be ready at x time maybe think to give them some leeway? 

    find ONE SINGLE PERSON in a server right now... a SINGLE ONE.

     

    until then, dont say its not WC...

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    2 minutes ago, Wonsch said:

    It says in game approx 9 am est buddy

    For me ingame it says 10 am bud.

     

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    Just now, PoliScikosis said:

    find ONE SINGLE PERSON in a server right now... a SINGLE ONE.

     

    until then, dont say its not WC...

    Again servers cannot just magically take all of these requests at once it takes time for them to launch then boot then file access requests

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    1 minute ago, Snapshot said:

    Again servers cannot just magically take all of these requests at once it takes time for them to launch then boot then file access requests

    I am going to withhold the DRIVING DESIRE to insult you.....

    THERE IS NOTHING TO REQUEST FROM. NOTHING. NO REQUESTS are pending.

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    1 hour ago, AndrewLB said:

    Thanks for screwing hundreds if not thousands of early access refugees from being able to upload their stuff off the servers you only gave them 4 days notice of eviction on because you wanted to use us as guinea pigs for the most idiotic anti-duping system anyone could of come up with.  *clap clap clap*

    I for one, am glad this happens.  It'll knock you elitists down a peg or 2.

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    1 hour ago, TitanKyojin said:

    Congratulations Wildcard and thanks for working so hard! 
    I have 2 questions...
    My ARK is 266.22 (PC version), will there be any more updates? And how much Gigabytes? 

    and... New serverlist, please!

    might wanna reset your steam or something, there's a 2 gb update to version 267 live at the moment.

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    Just now, PoliScikosis said:

    I am going to withhold the DRIVING DESIRE to insult you.....

    THERE IS NOTHING TO REQUEST FROM. NOTHING. NO REQUESTS are pending.

    When you select a server that you wish to play on it sends a request for access then the server grants access

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    6 minutes ago, Snapshot said:

    Not being a fanboy. I'm doing this from an IT point you do realize that servers being launched are also trying to be accessed by hundreds of players? They aren't going to just launch and take everyone's access requests. And when someone says they'll be ready at x time maybe think to give them some leeway? 

    Ever consider a marketing point of view? How bout under promising and over delivering? not a concept well known here apparently.

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    Just now, True2Drew said:

    Ever consider a marketing point of view? How bout under promising and over delivering? not a concept well known here apparently.

    Not everything in the world is perfect it is not going to always work out and if you have been playing ark for awhile you know WC does not always have things launched at the time they say.

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    1 minute ago, Snapshot said:

    When you select a server that you wish to play on it sends a request for access then the server grants access

    are you trolling me? am I being puked? THERE ARE NO SERVERS TO REQUEST FROM. THERE ARE NO SERVERS ON THE SERVER LIST.

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