Jump to content


  • Evolution Event: Permanent Double Rates

    large.EvoEvent.pngHey Survivors,

    We’ve got some exciting news we’d like to share with you! As of today, we will be transitioning the ARK’s harvesting, EXP, and taming rates to 2x permanently. 

    This is a decision we’ve made after experimenting with the game’s rates for quite some time. You may have noticed in the last few weeks the Evolution Events have gotten longer, this has allowed us to get a better feel for how it would play out in a permanent live experience. We have consistently received a lot of feedback from you, and it was very evident that players preferred the increased rates. Thusly, the rates will stay at 2x permanently from now onwards on our Official Servers. Evo Event Weekends will consequently be increased to 3x rates.

    Furthermore, in the next major version releases, the 2x rates will be implemented directly in the game build itself. This means that Non-Dedicated Servers, Single Player Sessions and of course Unofficial Servers will also feel the increased rates. Therefore, if you’re currently using customized rates, it’s something you will want to keep in mind before this change is in place -- specifically upon the release of the next Major Version on each of your respective platforms, you may wish to reduce your server/game rates by 50% to have the same effective values as before.

    We appreciate all the response you guys have provided to us regarding our Evolution Events and are looking forward to running more exploring new features with you in the upcoming future.

    All the best,

    Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team

    :Jerblove:

    Edited by Jat




    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments



    25 minutes ago, Toni said:

    Nice.

    But shouldn't be implemented into the major build.

    Do you have any idea what your change is causing? Wiki entries which has to be adjusted? Taming calculators and so on?

     

    Greets

    I did wonder about this too... when the SA companion app will be updated to x2 so that it is on standard with official at weekends we knew to multiply and half the details would be interesting to know if this is gonna be changed when the permenant change comes in!

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Great! However it is kind of weird if I pick up two stones instead of one when there is only one on the floor. It is great though, don't remove. :p.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    xD Damm, during the transition gamepedia is going to be untrustable. Who knows if that values will be x1 or x2, since x2 will become x1 in the next major update.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Niiiiiiiiiiiice!!!

    I got so much scorched when i started, by getting 1 to 5 wood per TREE at the desert... This makes so much sense (At least at Scorched Earth! heheh!) !!! Thanks Devs and all the team!!! Thanks for ARK! The best game we've all ever played!!!

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    This is great news! not only does it make the game slightly less grindey from the get go, but I'm hoping people will be less dismayed by losing gear or tames.

    I will certainly take more risks knowing that stuff is quicker to replace. Breeding is where the grind should be imo.

    Once you have some decent gear and dinos, you almost become afraid to use it through fear of losing it xD

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    13 hours ago, mleii said:

    So, now can we get 4x???  I kid!!! LOL

    Type in the settings for single player or set them if you are the admin of a private server.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    12 hours ago, Karandyn said:

    Will this also apply to breeding rates like hatching and maturation speed?

    I'd love to get into that but our tribe is small and we just cant spend days on end baby sitting and imprinting.

    Gotta spend time for the best stuff, it's a reward, no participation trophies. Try breeding small things that only take a day or two, well breed dimorph and ptera are easy and they pay off pretty well. 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    26 minutes ago, Musketeer said:

    Please apply x2 to breeding too... Breeding a giga for 2 weeks is just silly.. only jobless people can do it.

    Well often Wildcard confuses difficulty with boredom. Taming a wyvern is not difficult, it is a pain. Seriously I need to wake up 2 o 3 times at night, if I want imprinting?
    What happens if I have to work/study/wathever? ¬¬

    Giganoto is another level lol, 2 weeks O.o

    Edited by Cucharon

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I've been playing single player at 1x rates because it was the default setting. Does this mean I can keep the rates at 1x and still feel this boost after the update, or will I have to bump up the settings to 2x to keep it at the default setting?

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    4 minutes ago, Th3Re4LDyL said:

    I've been playing single player at 1x rates because it was the default setting. Does this mean I can keep the rates at 1x and still feel this boost after the update, or will I have to bump up the settings to 2x to keep it at the default setting?

    What we call x2 will become x1, it means that if one private server is X1, will have same rate of official servers (what we call now, x2), and if a private server is x2, will be x4.

    So yes, your single player server will change automatically too.

    Edited by Cucharon

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    14 minutes ago, Th3Re4LDyL said:

    I've been playing single player at 1x rates because it was the default setting. Does this mean I can keep the rates at 1x and still feel this boost after the update, or will I have to bump up the settings to 2x to keep it at the default setting?

    Yes, when the permanent change is introduced in the next main patch the increase in rates will take effect automatically, you won't need to change any settings yourself.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    6 hours ago, AlorianX said:

    Its called get a tribe

    He is talking about perfect quetzal, that means 100% imprint. Tribe mates can't do the imprint, unless you give them your steam login information.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Thank you so much for this, now i will play like i just to... im kind of jelous about ps4 people they have been waiting too long for the game... But... we passed trough the development.... loosing tames time n a bunch of stuff just because of some glitch bugg or disconnection... i think we deserved some veterant recognition like a Special skin or something, For PC n Xbox... Just Saying... 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I like the 2x and the 3x.  My only concern is after everyone gets use to the new settings if they will start to complain because it takes to long for stuff again.  I feel like the same people that were crying about the difficulty to gather and tame will still complain once they get use to it and forget how it once was.  Complainers are always complainers and usually never find happiness.  I hope this makes them happy and they learn how to play and grind because even with the new settings grinding will still be needed.

    But overall I like the move I think it will encourage more pvp on pvp servers.  I won't feel as bad when my rex dies because I didn't spend 10 hrs taming.  More likely to attack with it because I can replace a little easier.

    Edited by jjfats

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    This is great news! Will definitely encourage me and my tribe to want to play more on official servers than our private server. 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    This is great, however, i believe that extinction servers should get a 1.5x buff on top of its pre-exsisting just to keep a fair reason to play these servers... ty

    And Plz apply to x2 breeding! for balance of course 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    $.89 pancakes at Burger King and now this!!!!!!!  Donald trump is making America great again.....and he hasn't even took office yet.  I honestly can't stop dabbing right now.  ☼☼☼☼☼☼☼

    Edited by mronemanmob
    dab dab dab dab dab

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Ugh, makes everything so cumbersome now. Gathering animals can't take two steps without being overburdened. Feels like you spend the time saved on the extra hassle it creates instead.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I have spent nearly 200 days playing Ark so far and I must admit I feel a little aggrieved that folks will now be able to tame the dinos in half the time it took me for most of them. However it is the correct thing to do IMHO if you want this game to take off, it took far too long to tame many things. As for any increase in breeding times I would be far more guarded as it should take a long time to gain the best bred dinos but it should be tribe imprinting IMO not individual. Just my thoughts well done so far, look forward to future improvements in the game play.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites



    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

    Guest
    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...