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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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    41 minutes ago, Racidon said:

    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...

    This game has been popular for 2 years pretty much everyone that is gonna buy the game for the multiplayer online experience has done so.  Do you really think there is this huge untapped market of "new players" that are going to magically appear and learn to play ark?  Ark is just another survival game on PC out of the sea of games nothing new to PC, but it's easily one of the best games to play on console in its genre. The new servers are going to be full of experienced players in many different tribes, so everyone will be raiding and trolling.  At least the true new players can play single player and learn the game. I'm looking forward to the raids and pvp 👍

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    4 hours ago, Pesto said:

    Will we be able to download the update while servers are down? 

     

    3 hours ago, Lastshot6 said:

    This is what I want to know.

    The game servers (Nitrado) are not the product update servers (Microsoft/Steam/Sony). Completely separate things, so yes is the answer.

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    4 hours ago, TheGokuTurtle said:

    I'm on Xbox someone said we might not be able to transfer from a legacy server to ragnarok ex. My character and or dinos is this true?

    They will be bringing legacy ragnarok servers as well so you will be able to transfer to them only.

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    12 minutes ago, Totalcarnage420 said:

    Still no update so much for searching Rag. On single players on Ps4 to scout out the map GG 

    I think console patches, maybe all at not planned until 2pm ish Euro time  - 9 am EST.  I am excited :)

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    20 minutes ago, Zekkala said:

    Can't wait

    You know,

    For me at least and many others I know. Ark has provided some of the most  fantastic gaming moments I have ever had in my gaming career (which spans some 35 years now).

    It is adventurous, ambitiious and challenging as a project, that much is obvious, but it is quite simply brilliant. The fact that they have managed to get it working on consoles at all is nothing short of a miracle given the resources that  they have to work with. 

    So @Jat thank you!  to you and the team so far, sure I have been frustrated at times but hey ho its been a journey and one that I hope will continue.

    Good luck today!!

     

     

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    Vanilla and Non-Tek servers will attract people from Legacy Vanilla servers. Primitive+ will attract mostly Prim+ and a few Vanilla and Regular Primitive players during the first few days. Meanwhile, the majority of the Regular Primitive demographic has no new servers to attract them. Basically, they have nowhere to go that is similar to their current niche. 

    I agree that Non-Tek does NOT need PvE servers - they will still have access to all their tools on a Vanilla PvE server, they can just choose not to use the TEK stuff. Prim+, however, does have a bigger need for it, as some  of the stuff on there is unique - it cannot be found on neither Vanilla nor Non-Tek.

    WildCard could drop the PvE Non-Tek servers and turn them into Regular Primitive servers. But they already promised to make those PvE servers, so it wouldn't look too good - and their reputation might already have taken enough damage recently for them to not want to harm it further.

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    3 minutes ago, Nordiclyons said:

    Will there be server transfers Day 1?

    I believe so. They haven't said otherwise.

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    I was about to buy Ark because of the Primitive servers
    Now it's gone...

    I'm not interested into modern technologies in Ark...

    What's the point of the dinos if we have firearms/explosives ?

    I've been waiting for this day, and then, there is this sad news... so disappointed :( 

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    11 minutes ago, KrissPlosiv said:

    I was about to buy Ark because of the Primitive servers
    Now it's gone...

    I'm not interested into modern technologies in Ark...

    What's the point of the dinos if we have firearms/explosives ?

    I've been waiting for this day, and then, there is this sad news... so disappointed :( 

    I really do believe primitive is the best way to play this game. i couldn't play it any other way. sorry you will miss out on the kind of fun i had in my 4000 hours in the primitive servers. 

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    3 hours 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.

    I too thought that making the save files available meant I could play on single player/privately hosted. What a heartbreak! I am sorry for your loss (hugs)

     

    And Nitrado? I dont like Nitrado, I tried them, got bad service, and moved my server over to HostHavok, good service, and later went with BluefangSolutions, also good service imo.

    Are the files also available via BlueFangSolutions or HostHavok?

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    4 hours 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?

    before tek teir was even a thing me and many others looked at vanilla ark and decided it wasn't for us. now tek teir is out we still look at vanilla ark and say no that's not for us. so you don't see what the issue is? we still have non tek servers to go to? 

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    2 minutes ago, JakeHays said:
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    May the quickest to build & tame, win!

    I LOVE the early race for power!!!! MUWAHAHAHAH

    Really can't wait to start over :)

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    So today is the day that Wildcard finally dump on all the people that helped get this game off the ground, we spent our money we bought scorched earth and still we are not worth squat. After months coming on here being told to put in tickets regarding issues i finally got a reply from Wildcard which basically said tough luck we wont be fixing Legacy servers your on your own now or start again.

    Basically Wildcard have dumped on their most loyal fans, they have let us keep our bases but on ruined servers that they never had any intention of fixing. If Wildcard want to prove me wrong then feel free. Destiny Two launches next month so il be still surviving till then and after it will just be log in to reset timers.

    Yours 

    A Very Angry Gamer

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    I just love how almost all the regular and vanilla servers are getting wiped and you are adding again regular and vanilla servers. These servers are dead because people are sick of getting raided from tribes from other servers. Just add cross ark  and Extinction servers you are just wasting your money on more dead servers.

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