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    Day Zero: Server Information

    Hey, Survivors! As we enter the final hours before launch, we just wanted to get some vital information out to you! :Jerbhi:

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    Day One Patch!

    The Day One patch will be set live across all platforms at approximately 8-9AM EST and should show up on all consoles within the hour. This update will include Ragnarok for console, as well as the End Boss content accessed through the Tek Cave for all platforms. 

    The update size for console will be approximately 26gb for Xbox. We do not have a number for PS4 yet, but PS4 patches are usually smaller in size due to the different method patches are submitted.

    New ARK Servers!

    The Official Server Network for PC will be going offline at 2 AM EST, and The Official Server Network for Consoles will be offline at Midnight EST. There will be at least an 8-hour blackout across all platforms where no Officials are online. After this blackout period, we will launch the new Official Servers, as well as the remaining Legacy servers. Over the course of the 24-hours following this, more servers will come online.

    For ARKs launch, we plan on providing new Official Servers for the following games mode: Regular/Vanilla, Non-TEK, Primitive+, Hardcore, Isolated Clusters, NoTaming, Extinction Servers and ORP. With the bulk of the servers being focused on the vanilla game mode (Both PVP and PVE), and smaller amounts of niche servers which could be increased based on player demand. The primitive game mode will be removed in favour of the Non-TEK Tier Servers.

    PC Asian/China Servers!

    The current Isolated PC PvP Asian Servers we have on our Official Network is hosted and provided by Snail Games. They have decided that with the launch, they will be taking down their legacy PvP Servers and relaunching them as part of the new Official Network. These servers will be included in our CrossARK Cluster, and therefore will be transferable to and from as opposed to being an isolated region. 

    ARK Legacy Save Files!

    Later this week, we will have both our PS4 and PC Legacy Save Files available to use. PS4 is expected to be here sometime tomorrow and will be accessible via hosting with Nitrado. Due to sensitive information contained in the save files, it is required to be accessed and hosted through a licensed third-party. Xbox saves will become available when rentable servers are available in September.

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    It's going to be an exciting 24 hours! We hope you enjoy all the new content; we're super stoked to be launching Ragnarok on console and best of luck in the claim for land on the new servers! 

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    Does anyone know if todays update will possibly fix the issue of getting kicked off the server so much? That is the worst. Lost my ascendent/mastercraft armor today after taming a Quetz, getting kicked, and falling to my death......Its starting to get really old. 

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    @Jat You just broke my heart with the news that we won't have access to the save files without paying a subscription. I just wanted to have the dinosaurs I invested real-world time into breeding available on a private server. But first it was impossible to transfer from Official to Unofficial, and now you're telling me I can only have them if I pay a continuing subscription for them? Will I at least be able to transfer from the paid unofficial server to my own unpaid unofficial server, so I don't have to KEEP paying Nitrado for a service I neither need nor want?

    I have a computer ready to run a server, all the settings tailored to my preferences, I just can't get the dinos over there. Is my only option really to cheat-spawn new dinos (without the mutation stats the old ones had), cheat them to the colors the old ones had, and pretend that they're the same? If that's the case, I really wish you'd told us that up front, so I wouldn't have spent the last two weeks maintaining dinosaurs I erroneously thought I'd get save files for. You get to make whatever decisions you want, but I wish you'd be honest with us about what those were going to be so we could plan accordingly. I'd rather be disappointed and move on than have my hopes crushed and be more disappointed in the end. Especially since I could have moved things to a Legacy server that will survive the release, if you'd alerted us what "we will make the save files available" was really going to mean more than 3 hours before their server got destroyed.

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    So, as an xbox guy, will all be well on realease? Ive played for the 2 years of Game Preview, hella of a good time might i say, and want to know if my legacy server will be available to play after the update? And will there be legacy ragnarok servers to go and get griffins and ice wyverns to transfer to my scortched server? Thank you Wildcard for such an amazing game.

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    5 minutes ago, Larhah said:

    @Jat You just broke my heart with the news that we won't have access to the save files without paying a subscription. I just wanted to have the dinosaurs I invested real-world time into breeding available on a private server. But first it was impossible to transfer from Official to Unofficial, and now you're telling me I can only have them if I pay a continuing subscription for them? Will I at least be able to transfer from the paid unofficial server to my own unpaid unofficial server, so I don't have to KEEP paying Nitrado for a service I neither need nor want?

    I have a computer ready to run a server, all the settings tailored to my preferences, I just can't get the dinos over there. Is my only option really to cheat-spawn new dinos (without the mutation stats the old ones had), cheat them to the colors the old ones had, and pretend that they're the same? If that's the case, I really wish you'd told us that up front, so I wouldn't have spent the last two weeks maintaining dinosaurs I erroneously thought I'd get save files for. You get to make whatever decisions you want, but I wish you'd be honest with us about what those were going to be so we could plan accordingly. I'd rather be disappointed and move on than have my hopes crushed and be more disappointed in the end. Especially since I could have moved things to a Legacy server that will survive the release, if you'd alerted us what "we will make the save files available" was really going to mean more than 3 hours before their server got destroyed.

    Ah crap, gotta pay for my legacy servers?

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    I play xbox and have had ark for 2 years will I get the full game for free and if yes will it come in an update or what

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    1 hour ago, TmcPants said:

    ok just asked, Prim is not gone Ced still doing Prim+ and there will also be non tek servers so there will still be Prim+ servers and non tek tier? i fail to see a problem?

    Are you that dumb? primitive+ and non tech servers are not even close to being the same thing as primtive. 

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    23 minutes ago, TmcPants said:

    ROFL ok, chill man, putting H1z1 in same context is a bit silly but ok

    I should have elaborated. The legacy servers will be full of cheaters and hackers (within Battleeye's software) purely because no reports will be acted on.

    I can tell you now that there's at least 200 people that were looking forward to the new prim servers that are pretty peeved at this decision as we all know they will give Prim+ PVE servers again... and they will give non-tek PVE servers again... both of which are a complete waste of resources. They'd be better making them full vanilla PVE. Basically the majority of those prim boys and girls are going to come to non-prim now and completely troll everyone they can... I'll be there with them

     

    So the new players are going to now have a few choices... PVE (with all the pillar spam I see PVErs complaining about here), Prim+ with all the associated bugs with it, Legacy with all the exploiters, New servers non-tek or full vanilla with salty zergers raiding them every day...

     

    Also just to confirm how easy this will be, Battle Metrics , Check profile (if not private, good chance they are new), if they just purchased ARK in the last few weeks, goto server, wipe each base you can find, leave, find another server, continue and repeat...

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    2 hours ago, R3 said:

    You already removed half of the primitive servers as is. now most of us have been waiting patiently for our new servers and you announce last minute there will be none? not even one server per region? and no we dont want primitive + i used to play that before it was an official mod. i made my mind up about it. no we dont want normal ark or any thing else. why include primitive in this server wipe crap if your not even giving us new servers.   

    Prim + is actually really decent and easy to build up large on, sounds like someones been on there and salty they got wiped.

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    11 minutes ago, ferraldwarf68 said:

    Ah crap, gotta pay for my legacy servers?

    My server was one getting deleted. If your server wasn't deleted, you won't have to pay. If you're like me, though, and were hoping to have the save files to play on an unofficial dedicated server, then yeah, you'll have to pay Nitrado, because apparently there's "sensitive information" in the save files. I wish they'd just delete that "sensitive information" and give us the rest for free.

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    I play xbox and have had ark for 2 years will I get the full game for free and if yes will it come in an update or what

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    Hi there Jat and my fellow survivors! I have a question some may have an answer to. I recently purchased a DoDo server. I play mainly on The Island as Ive only had the game about a month or so. My question is, with the DoDo server and Ragnarok map, can I switch maps and still retain my progress on The island!? Also any chance in the near future you guys could get together and switch the shoulder mounts actions for Triangle/Y to L1. Something like holding L1 will release the mount and double pressing it will whistle it back to your shoulder?  I find L1 doesn't really have a purpose and its tiring constantly picking up rocks and berries trying to release it. I also wanted to ask if we can get a Hawk and a Fox. Mostly for hunting, I could use the fix or hawk to stun the creatures on the ankle. Hawk can search certain dinos. All shoulder mounts. Thanks! I cant wait for the new update! 

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    9 minutes ago, Minimower1993 said:

    Prim + is actually really decent and easy to build up large on, sounds like someones been on there and salty they got wiped.

    Nope actually i was on the original PVP test server made by the mod dev but when we went on we where not aloud to pvp. then we created our own server with the mod and had great fun with it. but in the end it got old real fast and for a better experience i went back to normal primitive. 

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    15 minutes ago, Larhah said:

    My server was one getting deleted. If your server wasn't deleted, you won't have to pay. If you're like me, though, and were hoping to have the save files to play on an unofficial dedicated server, then yeah, you'll have to pay Nitrado, because apparently there's "sensitive information" in the save files. I wish they'd just delete that "sensitive information" and give us the rest for free.

    Crap. We are quite build up on an official scortched server. Not one that is being deleted. Might as well start anew. Im sorry your server is being deleted.

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    1 hour ago, Racidon said:

    If the player doesn't want to use a gun then they can choose to not use a gun... 

    I think the issue is that people don't want their base to be c4ed over night.

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    28 minutes ago, Larhah said:

    My server was one getting deleted. If your server wasn't deleted, you won't have to pay. If you're like me, though, and were hoping to have the save files to play on an unofficial dedicated server, then yeah, you'll have to pay Nitrado, because apparently there's "sensitive information" in the save files. I wish they'd just delete that "sensitive information" and give us the rest for free.

    Move on man join the new servers and play the game. You just invested too much time into a GAME PREVIEW come to terms with this and you will be fine.

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    26 minutes ago, Vcc5703 said:

    I play xbox and have had ark for 2 years will I get the full game for free and if yes will it come in an update or what

    No you don't have to buy the game again. An update will come around 8am-9am Eastern TIme (US).

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    42 minutes ago, TmcPants said:

    the  yes R3 i must be dumb?

    I think they might have been trying to say that Primitive is very different to just a 'Non-TEK' server, so in effect they've killed off the Primitive game mode on official servers (unless any are to remain on Legacy, of course). I'm not sure why WC decided to go down this route (although I can guess), I'd have personally thought a couple of Primitive and this new 'Non-TEK' format could live alongside each other...

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    6 minutes ago, Squattingturtle said:

    I think the issue is that people don't want their base to be c4ed over night.

    Let's not take my post out of context please. The part you quoted was in relation to the PVE servers they will give to these other modes when they aren't required.

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    1 hour ago, ferraldwarf68 said:

    So, as an xbox guy, will all be well on realease? Ive played for the 2 years of Game Preview, hella of a good time might i say, and want to know if my legacy server will be available to play after the update? And will there be legacy ragnarok servers to go and get griffins and ice wyverns to transfer to my scortched server? Thank you Wildcard for such an amazing game.

    If your server is not on the 'Xbox Kill List' thread (pinned topic in the General Discussion forum) then it'll still be there. They've said there will be some Ragnarok servers for Legacy, yes.

    1 hour ago, HarleyllQuinn said:

    Hi, will the s+ mod available on player dedicated servers on Xbox at all? 

    Keep up the good work 😊

    No news on this apart from they might adapt some of the S+ stuff into the main game. I don't think they are too keen on some aspects of it (like unlimited pick up and move, for example) because of the obvious potential for misuse.

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